Children as rag-pickers

Children living in poverty work as rag-pickers all over the world to earn a living.

A boy scavenges garbage from a landfill at Benowo on March 7, 2014 in Surabaya, Indonesia. Children and women work at the landfill site everyday earning an average of USD $2.

A boy scavenges garbage from a landfill at Benowo on March 7, 2014 in Surabaya, Indonesia. Children and women work at the landfill site everyday earning an average of USD $2. (Getty)

Boys sort through a pile of garbage, looking for scrap materials to sell in the Anlong Pi landfill in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Boys sort through a pile of garbage, looking for scrap materials to sell in the Anlong Pi landfill in Siem Reap, Cambodia. (Getty)

Two boys swift through the garbage, looking for scrap to sell in Anlong Pi landfill on June 11, 2014 in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Two boys swift through the garbage, looking for scrap to sell in Anlong Pi landfill on June 11, 2014 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. (Getty)

A child picks up a plastic bag for recycling in Anlong Pi landfill on June 11, 2014 in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

A young scavenger boy grabs plastic between tons of trash in the Anlong Pi landfill on June 11, 2014 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. (Getty)

Afghan Pashtun boys wind up and collect their takings after scavenging for recyclables at a garbage site in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Afghan Pashtun boys wind up and collect their takings after scavenging for recyclables at a garbage site in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Getty)

A Palestinian boy sifts through a garbage dump south of Hebron, West Bank. About 40 Palestinian men and children work at this garbage dump looking for clothing, metal and wood discarded, in large part

A Palestinian boy sifts through a garbage dump south of Hebron, West Bank. About 40 Palestinian men and children work at this garbage dump looking for clothing, metal and wood discarded, in large part, from the Jewish settlement in the region. (Getty)

Three boys in Manila, Philippines search through piles of floating garbage from a river looking for things to recycle and sell.

Three boys in Manila, Philippines search through piles of floating garbage from a river looking for things to recycle and sell. (Getty)

A child works late into the night recycling garbage at the local dump, November 29, 2011, in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Many children work part time in the dump to help support their families while attendin

A child works late into the night recycling garbage at the local dump, November 29, 2011, in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Many children work part time in the dump to help support their families while attending school. (Getty)

Abas and his friend Rahim, both 15, collect aluminium scrap for money in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Abas and his friend Rahim, both 15, collect aluminium scrap for money in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Getty)

Afghan children rummage through garbage for scraps to sell or use as fuel to burn--2010, in Herat.

Afghan children rummage through garbage for scraps to sell or use as fuel to burn--2010, in Herat. (Getty)